Rep. Ellen Tauscher (D-CA) introduced a bill this week to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, a law that prohibits gay and lesbian military personnel from serving openly.
Two prominent Falls Church members among those who voted to defect from the Episcopal Church in 2006 played a major role in promoting Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be selected as the GOP vice presidential candidate, according to an article in the Oct. 27 issue of the New Yorker magazine.
Letters to the Editor for the week of July 17-23, 2008
When openly gay Gene Robinson was elected Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire in 2003, the Nigerian Archbishop, Peter J. Akinola, called the event “Satanic.” However, after reading the latest issue of Atlantic Magazine, it appears that Akinola is the one whose behavior is modeled on the devil.
Is former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee a closeted stoner? This is the question that many people are asking, while the mainstream media has looked the other way.
The George Marshall High School boys varsity basketball team hit the ground running this season with back-to-back wins in the Potomac Construction Tip-Off Tournament and showed no signs of slowing down this past Tuesday night, as the Statesmen swept past Princeton Claremont, 76-70.
I was raised with no connection, as a child, to organized religion, and came to a faith perspective as an adult, leading to four years of a post-graduate education at a West Coast Protestant seminary majoring in New Testament theology. Yet my informed and oft-expressed antipathy for religious fundamentalism remains […]
The founding of the United States and ratification of its Constitution were critical turning points in the history of humankind’s development on the planet. It moved the species beyond government by arbitrary authority, secured through religious superstition and coercion, to one grounded in secular virtue, reason, compassion and justice.
My commentaries assailing religious fundamentalism and intolerance in its various forms over the years, including the brand touted now by Nigerian Archbishop Akinola and other architects of the recent defections from the Episcopal Church, have provoked queries about my own beliefs arising from my graduate theological training.